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Huge Achievement For James Anderson
The 38-year-old bowling legend, James Anderson has now became England’s most-capped test player after being selected for the final test against New Zealand. He has made 162 appearances in test cricket and surpassed former England skipper Alastair Cook. Anderson has made his debut for his country in the year 2003 and has picked 616 wickets. StumpsandBails Congratulates James Anderson for this achievement.
“I wasn’t good enough for Test cricket” – James Anderson
In a recent interview legendary test bowler James Anderson Said – “I thought I wasn’t good enough. I thought it was a huge step up from county cricket. I remember Nasser didn’t have a fine leg for me and I went for quite a few runs. My first ball was a no-ball as well so there were a lot of nerves there and I did feel like this was maybe a step too far for me at that point. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve overcome little hurdles throughout my career “.
5 Greatest Pace Bowling Duos Of All-Time
It is a beautiful sight to see a fast bowler in action. The rhythmic motion of a speedster is a viewer’s delight. There have been many great fast bowlers who have enriched the game over the years. But what makes the game even more exciting is the fact that at times there have been fast bowling duos, trio’s and, quartets who have bowled in tandem. These great bowlers have upped the quality of the beautiful game.
New Zealand is one country that has often produced results without making any considerable noise. They have been keen on producing effective players who have gone on to be legends of the game. The pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult are two of the most grossly underrated Test cricketers of all time. They have been nearly impossible to play in their home conditions. Their skill and guile are second to none. They have glorious days ahead of them.
They are probably one of the best swing bowling pairs of all time. James Anderson is arguably the finest new-ball bowler of this generation. He has improved leaps and bounds with age and has adapted beautifully. Anderson is a 160 Tests veteran. Stuart Broad on the other hand has crossed the 500 wickets mark. The duo have played a combined total of 306 Tests and have picked 1131 wickets together. If numbers are any indication then there is little doubt that they are the very best.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel were the modern masters. They troubled the opposition with their varying strengths. Steyn is arguably one of the best bowlers of all time. His out swingers bowled at 145 kph were thunderbolts to which batsmen had no answers. Morkel complimented Steyn beautifully. His disconcerting bounce and hard lengths made him a dangerous bowler. Morkel forever played under the magical genius of Steyn but probably this helped him in the longer run.
It isn’t a simple feat to establish your presence in a generation that was preceded by a plethora of bowling greats. But the duo of Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh managed to do exactly that. They single-handedly won games for West Indies. Their nagging accuracy and discipline made them an effective bowling combination. Walsh relied on relentless accuracy while Ambrose had a bag of tricks up his sleeves to upset the opposition. This Caribbean combo operated on another level.
There can’t be a better fast bowling duo than sultans of swing: Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. They are the torch-bearers of reverse swing. Their toe-crushing Yorkers have ended many batsmen’s careers. Wasim and Waqar were highly unplayable in the ’90s. Younis’s average in Test cricket is right up there among the very best. The duo have picked up 1700 wickets combined across all formats. They weren’t just effective they were deadly!
James Anderson: I can reach the 700-wicket mark
The England fast bowler, James Anderson is becoming the first bowler to claim 600 Test wickets and he said that he is very much confident to reach the 700-wicket mark along with Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. The 38-year-old Anderson is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test matches and reached the 600-wicket mark by dismissing Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali in the last Test match in the Southampton on Tuesday. Indian spinning legend Anil Kumble took 619 wickets whereas Shane Warne claimed 708 wickets and Muralitharan picked 800 Test wickets.
James Anderson becomes first fast bowler to pick 600 Test wickets
On Tuesday (25-08-2020), the fast bowler of England, Jame Anderson has created a history by becoming the first bowler to claim the 600 Test wickets. The 38-years old bowler started the third Test match against Pakistan in Southampton at the Ageas Bowl just seven wickets away from the mark and on the final day by dismissing Azhar Ali, he made the milestone. Salute to James Anderson because of his spectacular journey towards this historic moment. A true legend!!
James Anderson dismisses retirement rumours
James Anderson, the terrific bowler of team England has dismissed the idea of taking retirement. He confirmed that now he wants to play on to the Ashes and beyond that. The 38 years old Anderson is one of the highest wicket-taker in the Test cricket history among seam bowlers, underwent what he termed “a bad match” at Emirates Old Trafford. Although he accepted the chance to getting retirement, it is taken out of his hand by the team selectors if he didn’t bowl better. He is trying hard to put the things in right place. According to him, still he has a lot of more Tests left.
James Anderson Hopes To Play Four Out Of Six Tests This Summer
James Anderson, veteran bowler of England has agreed that there are some discussions are going on in the English team taking a break before Test series against Pakistan. During the fourth day of the second test match against West Indies, Anderson said “I have heard some discussions regarding it. Obviously it would be good in case we can get home for some days in between the series, but now we have not received any types of confirmation regarding this. So, now we just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.”
Covid-19 Break Should Prolong Career-Anderson
England’s fast bowler James Anderson claims that the extended break of cricket’s suspension gave him during the Covid19 pandemic could prolong his career up to two years. The cricket season was put to a halt in March and England was forced back from the three-Test series against the West Indies.
Born in Burnley, Lancashire, James Anderson is perhaps the best swing bowler in the world today. He made his debut in England in the 2002 season and remained in and out of the side for the best part of five years until late 2007. In the 2003 World Cup against Pakistan, he created a brilliant spell that heralded his emergence, but he couldn't keep up the momentum and fell out of the side.
In the early part of his career, he was considered too soft and lacking the qualities of being a top-class player at the international level. Yet he's been on another planet since late 2007. Despite wickets falling to each side and having dominated the Aussies in Australia, his resume is now full.
During those inconsistent years, when he was on the sidelines, England's coaching management tinkered with his bowling action, resulting in a loss of confidence and form. But as soon as he returned to an action that was based on his old one, he was back to his best-swinging the ball around the corners and taking wickets away. His excellent performance came in the 2010 Ashes when he led the attack in England and bowed very outstandingly with the Kookaburra ball taking 24 wickets-thus exorcizing some of the ghosts of his previous visit to Australia in 2006 when he took just five wickets.
In a traditional side-on-action, it produces natural outswing, and the old ball is capable of tossing it backwards. When he's on the groove, and when the conditions suit his style, he 's pretty unplayable, and he's always created balls that pitch on the middle and the leg and strike off-stump, leaving the batsmen bewildered. With the bat, he's a pretty handy low-order batsman, and his biggest achievement so far has been going through 54 test innings without a duck-which is the World Record. He's a mighty good fielder for a fast bowler, and he's quite an athlete. He moves quite quickly in the field and has a safe pair of hands, which has often seen him field in the gully and backwards. Few fascinating details about Anderson: constant modification of hair styles, glamorous looks, and up-to-the-minute clothes made him compete with some of the most famous sports celebrities around, including David Beckham. He is married to Daniella Lloyd, an English model he met in 2004 and is blessed with two daughters. Anderson was the first bare-modeled cricketer for Attitude, 'Britain's largest-selling gay weekly,' in September 2010. In June 2013 in the ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia, Anderson became England 's leading ODI wicket-taker when he took his 235th wicket and passed Darren Gough. He also became England's second-highest wicket-taker in Tests when he took his 326th wicket in the fifth test against Australia at The Oval in August 2013.
England put a lot of hopes on their Anderson spearhead for the 2013-14 Ashes series Down Under but, sadly, the right-winger couldn't do much and his team ultimately lost the 5-0 series. Anderson, however, made up for the Ashes disaster with a superb 2014 home summer against Sri Lanka and India. Ace England fast bowler tried his best to save the Test Series against Sri Lanka when he fought for 55 balls and was out of the penultimate ball of the game. England's Man of the Series was selected. He then continued his fine form against India, although he was criticized for not capitalizing on a green-top wicket at Lord's – a game that England lost, he returned well in the next three games and helped his side win the 3-1 series, he was the leading wicket-taker with 25 wickets, and he also won another Man of the Series award.In the series against India, Anderson was part of a record-breaking partnership with Joe Root, the pair added 198 runs and improved the previous test record by 35 runs. He also scored the highest score for England No. 11 when he went to make 81. Anderson was ruled on a tour of Sri Lanka with a knee injury. However, he also made a comeback in the tri-series in Australia involving India. He will also lead the attack on England in the 2015 World Cup campaign. On 8 September 2017, Anderson became England's first (6th overall) bowler to take 500 test wickets.
He is on Twitter @JimmyAnderson9 and is often seen having a friendly banter with Graeme Swann.
Anderson made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 2002; he played 13 matches and scored an average of 22.28 wickets, including three five-wheel hauls. He received the NBC Denis Compton Award for Lancashire's most promising young County player in the 2002 season. In 2003, Anderson became the youngest player to take a hat trick on Lancashire, only a week before his Test match debut against Zimbabwe; it was the first hat trick on Old Trafford in eight years. In a May 2004 match against Worcestershire, Anderson recorded his maiden first-class ten-wheel haul. 2005 was Anderson's first full season in Lancashire. He was pushed to England soon after his debut in Lancashire and returned to find his form during the winter tours with England, where he spent much of his time on the sidelines, and when he was offered a chance for England, he frequently bowed poorly due to lack of match practice. He ended the season with 60 first class wickets at an average of 30.21 and 27 one day wickets at an average of 22.00.
Throughout the 2006 season, Anderson was stopped from playing a lot for Lancashire due to a stress fracture of the back suffered at the beginning of May. He played just two games for Lancashire, and at one stage Anderson was believed to have been sent to play for Glamorgan to prove his fitness; however, Lancashire agreed that they would prefer Anderson to play for them, if only in a small capacity. In the only first-class match he played for Lancashire that season, he was limited to three four-strokes by the ECB who were wary of damaging him again.
In 2008, after the test and one-day series against South Africa ended in early September, Anderson was made unavailable to play for Lancashire for the rest of the season. He ended the season with 20 first class wickets at 7.75 for Lancashire. At the start of the 2009 English cricket season, Anderson took the career-best figures in a first-class match with 11/109 against Sussex, while Lancashire claimed 8 wins. It was the only first-class match he played for Lancashire before being called to England for a series against the West Indies. As of 26 April 2009, Anderson had won 188 wickets at 24.37 out of 48 first-class matches with Lancashire and 66 wickets at 21.78 in 44 List A matches.
International Cricket Career
2002–03: World Cup, Zimbabwe and South Africa
When Anderson was picked for England's one-day squad, he played just five List A matches, taking 9 wickets at an average of 26.75. At the age of 20, he made his ODI debut at Melbourne on 15 December 2002 against Australia. He opened the bowling and registered 1/46 of the six overs. His debut came before the recognition of his County Cap, which occurred in 2003. He made a good promise in this series – a three-team tournament, including Sri Lanka – that won him a place in the 2003 World Cup squad. It was here that he first entered into international cricket with a match-winning spell against Pakistan, where he took four wickets in the day / night game to earn the Man of the Match trophy.
In the summer of 2003, he made his first Test Cricket appearance at Lord's against Zimbabwe, taking five innings on debut, becoming the 42nd Englishman to do so. His success continued in the ensuing one-day tournaments against Pakistan (against which he took a hat trick at The Oval), South Africa and Zimbabwe. His hat trick against Pakistan, the first of which was the English bowler in the ODI, took the wickets of Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami.
2004–05: West Indies, Zimbabwe and Pakistan
While fit and included in both the Test and one-day West Indies tour squads, Anderson did not feature in the Test Series, having been superseded by players like James Kirtley. He was included in the ODI series, which England drew 2-2, featuring in 4 matches and taking 4 wickets on average at 37.00; in the final game of the series, Anderson took his 50th ODI wicket, Chris Gayle's 41st wicket. Since the ODI series against the West Indies, Anderson had an total of 23.78 wickets out of 31 ODIs.
2006: India and Australia
Anderson was not picked for the senior side tour of India in January 2006 when Simon Jones returned from injury and was chosen ahead of him. Anderson was chosen as the tour of the West Indies for England. In February, days before the start of the first A-match between England and the West Indies, James Anderson (along with the batsmen Alastair Cook and Owais Shah) was called to the British senior squad in India for injury, after Captain Michael Vaughan and fast bowler Simon Jones had flown home with a knee injury and vice-captain Marcus Trescothick had left for an undisclosed "personal" reasons. After Liam Plunkett's unconvincing display in Mohali Anderson's second test, he was remembered for the final match of the series. He was impressed by England 's victory, taking figures of 4/40 in the first innings.
2007: World Cup
Although Anderson returned home early from England's victorious ODI series in Australia, Anderson was selected in England for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He returned from his back injury and was supposed to play ahead of Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood and Jon Lewis. However, on 14 March 2007, just days before England's first game, a leading sports channel reported that Anderson had broken his finger during the field practice and that his involvement in the tournament was in question, although he was able to play despite the pain.
2018: Pakistan and India
In May 2018, Anderson was selected in the English squad to face Pakistan in a two-game test series. In the first test match that Pakistan won, Anderson had the leading match figures of 4–94. During the second test, he took 5 buckets at the cost of 78 runs to help England win innings and 55 runs. Throughout the course of the season, Anderson took a team led by 9 wickets, with the season tied 1-1.
Anderson was on the side as England played their 1,000th test game during the first test against India at Edgbaston in the five-game series. During the second test, Anderson picked up his 100th wicket at Lord's in Tests, and his 550th test match wicket as he took 5–20 in the first innings, and finished with a match of 9–43. The third test at Trent Bridge was won by India as they recovered from a 2-0 start to the series, Anderson took his 100th wicket against India in the Tests. In the fifth test, Anderson tied Glenn McGrath 's record for most of the Test wickets by a pace bowler (563), which he overtook later in the game when he took his 564th test wicket. Anderson took 24 wickets at an average of 18.13 during the series, the most wickets of any bowler during the series when England beat India 4–1.
2018–19: Sri Lanka and West Indies
Anderson played the first two rounds of the three-game series in Sri Lanka. In the first test, he took match numbers 1/53 out of 22 overs, helping England win their first ever test in Galle. The second test saw a record breaking 38 wickets taken by spin bowlers, with Anderson going wicketless for the first time in nearly two years. Anderson rested for the third test to allow the Stuart Broad match practice. This meant that Anderson finished with only 1 wicket in the series, the lowest in the test series that he had participated in since 2003.
Awards And Achievements
1. The most Test wickets taken by a pace bowler. (584 wickets) 2. He is currently the 4th highest Test wicket-taker of all time. 3. Anderson has taken 28 Test and 2 ODI five-wicket hauls including 3 Test ten-wicket hauls. 4. He is the only seam bowler to take 300+ Test wickets on home soil. 5. He holds the world record for "not out" batting performances in Test cricket, achieving his 62nd Test "not out" at Lord's in 2017, passing the previous record of 61 set by Courtney Walsh. He has subsequently extended this record to 87. 6. He is the first England player to take 500 Test wickets. 7. The most international Test deliveries bowled by a pace bowler. 8. First pace bowler, and second player overall, to take 100 Test wickets at a single venue (at Lord's; Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 100 wickets at three separate grounds in Sri Lanka)
He was granted the freedom of the Burnley borough on 8 December 2011. In the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for cricket services. He got his OBE at Buckingham Palace on 11 February 2016.